Nirmala Sitharaman

The 2021 Roadmap For Solar

With Budget 2021 finally behind us, India’s renewable energy sector, particularly solar has to reckon with a new reality finally. The renewable energy sector, especially solar, will have the government’s ear, but don’t expect any major moves anytime soon, as the government grapples with broader issues across the economy. Solar at least has the comfort […]

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Rs 1000 Cr Capital Infusion to Enable SECI to Float 15 GW Tenders Annually

Capital infusion of Rs 1000 crore to SECI in the new budget, will enable the agency to float 15 GW tenders annually. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech for fiscal 2021-22 announced the capital augmentation of Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA). In her […]

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Budget 2021 Reactions. Industry Welcomes Broad Direction, Hopes For Specifics

The Union Budget 2021, for all its usual detractors, has been welcomed in more ways than one. While the stock markets seem to have welcomed the bold moves to junk fiscal limitations and go for high spending to revive the economy, the industry has welcomed it for more reasons. One couldn’t help but notice during […]

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EV Sector Hopes For Charging Push, targeted Incentives From Budget 2021

With just 5 days to go for Budget 2021 every citizen, expectations have rarely been so high from the government. And the reason is not just the repair work from the shock of Covid 19 has delivered. For once, people seem to realise that the government will actually have some leeway to break some self […]

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Association of Power Producers Request Financial Support From Finance Minister

The Association of Power Producers recently wrote to the Minister of Finance highlighting the concerns of power debtors and extended litigations that have been egging the power sector The Association of Power Producers (APP) recently wrote to Minister of Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman, highlighting the concerns of power debtors and extended litigations that have been egging […]

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Solar Plants, Batteries Among 10 Sectors In Expanded PLI Scheme

The Union Cabinet has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for 10 “key sectors”, including telecom, electronics, solar PV and batteries. With this move, the government has delivered on its promise to encourage manufacturing with direct interventions, especially for the solar PV manufacturing. The battery sector, or advanced chemistry cell (battery) as the government […]

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Big Bang? 90K Crores Credit Line For Discoms in Stimulus Package

After the Prime Minister announced his Rs 20 trillion stimulus package yesterday, in the morning today, we had written about how lack of any strong, concrete measures to solve the discom mess in India would be a very disappointing outcome for the power sector. The good news is, the sector has been saved disappointment in […]

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For India’s Power Sector, A Simple Test To Evaluate The $266 billion Stimulus

Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered yet another surprise, this time pleasant, in his 8 p.m address to the nation. The workaholic PM, whose evening addresses to the nation have achieved somewhat of a legendary status ever since the first big one delivered demonetisation in 2016, delivered one of his most enigmatic speeches, staying away […]

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Budget 2020 and Renewables. An Evolving Story

In the longest budget speech in history, the Finance Minister , Ms Nirmala Sitharaman managed to find a mention of the renewable sector, especially solar, at the beginning, middle and end, as it turned out. While the mention in the beginning was for the energy needs of farmers and the role of solar power, the […]

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